24 Hours in Cebu 5

Run by Chef Giuseppe Genco and his wife Rachel, Giuseppe Pizzeria & Sicilian Roast lived up to its italian sounding name.  As this was our last stop before we headed back to Manila on an afternoon flight, we figured we should fill up on lunch least our Cebu Pacific flight got delayed and true enough, our flight was delayed. Thank God for hearty and filling italian dishes which sustained us till we reached Manila early evening.

Entering Giuseppe’s like entering another era.  The ambiance’s quiet elegance but not stuffy, quaint but not cheesy.  I would definitely be a regular if I lived in Cebu.
We started lunch with freshly baked foccasia bread, thinly rolled out like pizza crust, served with tomato salsa.  The foccasia’s flavored with herbs and spices that you can eat it as is althought the tomato salsa, light and crisp, was an excellent accompaniment.
Rustica Pizza, baked in a woodfired oven, was perfectly crispy and cheesy with lots of tomato sauce, italian sausages and prosciutto ham.  Try it with a dash of chili flakes or chili oil.
Shrimp Tortolinni in Tomato Sauce was delicious.  The tomato sauce was not acidic rather it was smooth and crisp to taste.  
Seafood Spaghetti was the kids favorite.  I understood after taking a bite that the freshness of the seafood was what made this dish what it is.  Delicious.
A must try was Risotto with Pumpkin, Carabao’s milk cheese and Parmigiano.  The sweetness of the pumpkin combined with the tangy taste of carabao’s milk cheese and the saltiness of pargiano in risotto was perfect.  Throw in sliced onion and leeks.  Heavenly.
There were no rooms for desserts!
Giuseppe
Pizzeria & Sicilian Roast
Paseo Saturnino
Ma. Luisa Road
Banilad, Cebu City
Tel: (032) 3439901 ; 4159880

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